Pixel 4 confirmed by Google with first official photo on Twitter

Made by Google has tweeted the first official picture of the upcoming Pixel flagship phone.

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Note what looks like a square camera module with several rear cameras.

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Watch this: Pixel 4 photo released by Google

After dozens of Google Pixel 4 leaks over the past weeks, Made by Google

has tweeted the first picture confirming the upcoming flagship phone. The image seems to confirm that the device will have a square camera bump on the back with three rear cameras. Rumors earlier this week suggested the Pixel 4 phone could come equipped with the tech giant's Project Soli chip, which would let users operate phones via hand gestures using Google's radar-based motion sensors. We have our own reasons why we think Google leaked the Pixel 4 image now. 

"Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait 'til you see what it can do. #Pixel4," the tweet says.

"Can't wait for you to see what's on the inside," Made by Google added on Twitter.

Google had unveiled Project Soli at I/O back in 2016 with a video showing how people could use the technology to control their smartwatch and smart speakers by moving their hands and fingers.

Google's upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone is also rumored to have a notch, two speaker grills on the edge at either side of the USB-C port and volume and power on the right-hand side of the phone. It'll reportedly lack a fingerprint scanner and buttons on the left side.

The Pixel 4 is rumored to launch in October and will likely run Android Q.

Days after the tweet, the Google Pixel 4 was then reportedly spotted being used in London, although we're yet to see what the front of the phone looks like.

First published at 11:45 a.m. PT on June 12.  
Updated on June 18 at 10:18 a.m. PT: adds reports of Pixel 4 being spotted in the wild